“Together” by Ryan O’Shaugnessy has been revealed as the highest new entry in this weeks Irish Singles Charts following his Eurovision success.
Ryan O’Shaugnessy and his song “Together” have entered the Irish Singles Charts today in No.17, becoming the highest new entrant in this weeks charts. The song has become the highest charting Eurovision entry from Ireland since “Only Love Survives” in 2013 which peaked at No.13.
“Together” was the Irish entry in Lisbon this year performed by Ryan O’Shaugnessy. He finished 16th in the final with 136 points. This was Ireland’s first appearance in the final since 2013 and their best result since 2012. The performance was censored from the Chinese broadcast of the competition which resulted in the broadcasters rights to the contest being terminated.
Source: Official Charts
Ireland debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1965 and is currently the most successful country to have participated in the contest, winning a total of seven times. During the 1990s Ireland was a powerhouse in the contest becoming the first country to win three years in a row from 1992 to 1994. Since 2000 Ireland has struggled in the contest having qualified from the semi-final into the final just six out of a possible 13 times. Ireland’s last top 10 result came in 2011 when Jedward finished 8th in Dusseldorf.